We’re very excited to offer WWOOF UK members a chance to win a place on a Harvesting From a Medicinal Forest Garden course!
The Medicinal Forest Garden Trust have kindly offered to fund a place on this day course run by Holt Wood Herbs. The Medicinal Forest garden Trust is committed to supporting development in sustainable harvest and cultivation of medicinal trees and shrubs, and there is more information about the Trust on the Holt Wood Herbs website.
This popular course is offered in North Devon on Thursday 28th May 2020 and usually costs £85. It is ideal for you if you want to learn about harvesting healing plants and making herbal preparations, especially in a forest garden context. You will see a variety of native and introduced medicinal trees and shrubs at Holt Wood Herbs based near Great Torrington in Devon. There will be sessions on good harvesting practice, drying and processing techniques. You will also find out how to make a variety of preparations suitable for health and body care, such as capsules and ointments.
The funding covers the cost of tuition, all handouts and refreshments but does not cover travel and accommodation. Much of the day will be spent outdoors in practical sessions. The course is led by experienced grower and herbal practitioner, Anne Stobart. Her latest book is about to be published, entitled The Medicinal Forest Garden Handbook (Permaculture Publications, 2020). Further details of the course can be found on the Holt Wood Herbs website.
To apply for this amazing opportunity, you must be a current WWOOF member (a volunteer or host). All you need to do is click on this link and fill in your name, membership number and email, along with a short text about what interests you about herbs (between 50-100 words) by the end of March 2020. Your details will not be shared with anyone.
The lucky winner will be notified two weeks later.